Co-Owner, Print & Graphic Design
Growing up in a family printing business, Carol experienced pretty much every aspect except running a press. Self-educated in typography and graphic design, she eventually launched and managed her own design studio until forming Fringe Marketing with Leigh Stoecker in 2010.
One of Carol's passions is helping businesses improve their brand awareness to promote growth, especially small local businesses. With internet and social media overload, their challenges for greater visibility can be overwhelming. She transforms those challenges into solutions by brainstorming ideas and creating visuals that stand out with a fresh, consistent look.
LEIGH STOECKER WELLMAN
Co-Owner, Web & Graphic Design
Growing up drawing and creating, Leigh always knew she would do something in the art field. With a degree in Fine Art for Graphic Design and Photography, she held design positions from small local newspapers to large corporations. This allowed for a wide range of experiences and expression in design styles.
Whether building a new website or making an old one responsive, Leigh always keeps the end-user's experience in mind. This gives visitors a reason to return, increasing the client's traffic.
With over 20 years of design experience, Leigh has developed a myriad of expertise in both print and web design.
Strategist, Search Engine &
Social Media Optimization
Kate always held a desire to work with technology and business. The digital age and explosion of new media have provided her opportunities to do exactly that. Her previous IT experience has launched her into the Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Marketing world. Her software development skills are now used to identify how to provide a more user friendly website, and her love of data warehousing has her working alongside one of the biggest databases in the world… Google.
Educating businesses on the importance of having a website, she implements SEO strategies that significantly improve their website visibility to their target markets.
More About Fringe
During the winter of 2010, Leigh Stoecker and I got together over a few glasses of shiraz to discuss forming a business co-op. Since many of our friends are creatives, we thought the collaboration would benefit each one with new projects and shared expenses. Realizing the magnitude of the plan, by the end of the evening, we nuked the co-op and formed a two-person partnership. We opened our first office in downtown Red Bank with a kick-ass party to celebrate.
Since inception, we built and maintained our client base through local networking and prized referrals. We produce each project based on our strengths, giving you the best of the best. And because integrity is super important to us, we honor our deadlines and work very hard to provide you with a quality web and print product. The outcome is having many long-term clients, some which have become good friends.